Bertha-> Minglewood Blues, Tennessee Jed, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Althea, It's All Over Now, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider
Day Job-> Women Are Smarter, West L.A. Fadeaway, Far From Me-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> The Wheel-> The Other One-> Truckin'-> Black Peter-> Playin' In The Band-> One More Saturday Night, E: Dupree's Diamond Blues
Springfield Creamery Presents the Second Decadenal Field TripOther artist(s): Peter Rowan; The Flying Karamozov Brothers; Strangers with Candy; Robert Cray Band;Tattoo
Held at the site of the Oregon Country Fair Grounds. It is NOT the Oregon State Fair Grounds NOR the Oregon County Fair Grounds.
September 12, 2014 Subject:
Doing so well and then....
Far from Me ruined it! What a disgusting song. That whole Brent singing thing should've been cut earlier on.
September 14, 2013 Subject:
Changing Hunter's lyrics (he wasn't a fan of this)
Sweet Jane gets a "sex change" instead of "livin' on reds, vitamin C, and cocaine" in this version of Truckin'. Classic Bobby. Solid, if not exceptional, show with a powerful 2nd set. A historic location with notable heads in attendance. Also, some paper may have been circulating amongst the band before the show.
August 22, 2013 Subject:
Well-captured bit of '82 lore. Ah, the good ol' Oregon Country Fair...
This show is certainly energetic - no questioning the band's decision, as they did often this year, to trade off precision for sheer firepower. Some lyrics aren't dialed in well, but it really doesn't matter a whole lot; that China Cat > Rider to end the first set is an absolutely *blistering* cumulation of everything they worked through in the first hour.
Second set goes into D>S fairly early on; even though Playin' has a nice jazzy ambience, the real heart of this show comes post-Space (about 45 minutes of music here to the end of the encore). Wheel > Other One > Truckin' is the goods and gives this show some real serious posterity - they begin to get tighter and tighter as it goes along.
So yeah, it ain't no 8/27/72, but a solid, decent, hyper-excited few hours of music here. Too bad they couldn't return in '92.
Robert Hunter on 'Day Job': "This song was dropped from the Grateful Dead repertoire at the request of fans. Seriously."
Hey, I hear you, brother - it *is* a good song. But remember - you're not going to sell that one in front of a crowd that looks the way the OCF crowd does. If you've been to the fair, you know what I mean...
August 7, 2013 Subject:
hauling items for the mob
Love this show, the sound is great and jerry's voice on west la fadeaway is probably the best I've ever heard. Usually I only listen to 89 90 versions of wlafadeaway because that's when Jerry's voice was at its strongest in the post mid 80s years. So it was awesome when I found out about the early 80s versions that which obviously had even stronger Jerry vocals.
April 26, 2011 Subject:
Another great job by the band, Paul, Joani and Charlie. Nice soundboard captures all the fun of that festive day!!!